Pitchfork Festival 2017 - Union Park - Chicago, IL
May always feels like the start to summer - especially when it comes to the level of busyness. This year it's already been quite the ride. Between tagging along with The Cowboys and work I feel like I've been going nonstop. In the span of little over a week I saw Japanese Breakfast perform with Slowdive in Chicago at The Vic Theatre, and Alex Cameron play with Whitney here in Bloomington at The Bluebird. Not to mention, Slowdive put out their first record in 22 years + Japanese Breakfast just announced her next one.
Here's a (hopefully enjoyable) photo dump from the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!
The Cowboys, a Bloomington, Indiana band, needed a lift to Atlanta to fly off for their West Coast tour. Looking to get out of town (and get on the road) for the weekend I offered up my car, company & driving. It was such a great excuse to go back South - and just a great weekend in general. You can listen to their self-titled LP here. If you like what you hear, check their Facebook for current + future tour dates.
Their second LP is due out on Hozac Records later this summer.
This winter has been somewhat inscrutable, hopping back and forth between unseasonably high temps and out-of-nowhere snow storms. So the arrival of spring, while pleasant usually, is incredibly satisfying this year. Hopefully we've made it out of the woods and into warmer climes.
Before heading to Chicago last weekend I realized that it was my first trip out of town since the New Year. Needless to say, I was due for a trip. For Christmas my boyfriend gave me a pair of tickets to see Vince Staples in Chicago, feeling cooped up we decided to make a weekend of it.
We ate plenty of good food, saw a lot of different neighborhoods, finally visited Garfield Park Conservatory. Luckily the temps made their switch before our arrival too. All in all a delightful trip & great way to start the new season.